Simone Valsecchi-Zip-Up Chair Chair
At Design Interviews
Interview with Simone Valsecchi : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Simone Valsecchi : the main idea for this design was to create an eyecatching chair to feel also comfortable,funny and colourful taking inspiration from such a simple and everyday using object as the zipper. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Simone Valsecchi : The main focus was to put the zipper in armony with the design of the chair and make people feel as if they could "wear it" as if it was a dress. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Simone Valsecchi : I have no plans for the moment;just want to finish my design studies. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Simone Valsecchi : It took me almost a month and a half but has been a period of such intense researches,brainstorming,design thinking and developing;it has been like a longer and more intensive university workshop. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Simone Valsecchi : I've been suggested to design a chair and i liked the idea very much because i never did it before so i started working hard on the developement of some ideas. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Simone Valsecchi : I'm just keeping it as a design possibility for the future but at the moment I prefer to give precedence to my design studies. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Simone Valsecchi : I developed several ideas for the design of a chair and then I chose the one that was feeling better with the main target I was giving to my research. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Simone Valsecchi : I've been visiting salone del mobile all the exhibition long in order to take contact with contemporary design trends so maybe they are a lot but i cannot tell with precision. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Simone Valsecchi : I think it would be a person that sometimes likes to see things with the eyes of a child.The design of the chair wants to pick people's curiosity, which is the principle characteristic of children's behaviour. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Simone Valsecchi : It think it is the zipper itself which gives the design a particular and gamesome feature. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Simone Valsecchi : The chair is this time designed not only to be sit on but makes the user in the condition to make some further moovementes so I decided to link this with the name of the chair. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Simone Valsecchi : I think that the most unique aspect of this design stands in the zipper system which wants to be the most eyecatching feature of the chair. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Simone Valsecchi : Most of the research i made was to try to feel what does contemporary design mean to people;why should they be interested in it and what should push them supporting it and passionating in it. .
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